June 20, 2013
IRVING, Texas - A total of 383 student-athletes have been named to the inaugural Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team, which honors conference competitors who are new, incoming freshman at their respective league institution.
Texas led all teams with 65 honorees, while Baylor (46), West Virginia (45), Oklahoma State (44) and TCU (40) had 40 or more members.
A total of 22 student-athletes were nominated with 4.00 grade point averages, including four from Baylor and Oklahoma State.
Nominated by each institution's director of student-athlete support services, student-athletes on the 2012-13 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team must be new, first-time/incoming freshman that have completed 24 semester hours of non-remedial coursework and achieved a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00. Additionally, the student-athlete must have participated in at least one of their team's scheduled contests and must have been a member of their respective team for their sport's entire NCAA Championship segment.
Acrobatics & Tumbling (9) - Sydney Evans, Ali Martelo, Hailey Minor, Courtney Pate, Madeline Pfeiffer, Lauren Phillips, Kaylee Satterfield, Ayana Taylor, Devyn White
Baseball (4) - Hunter Abbe, Matt Menard, Mitch Price, West Tunnell
Women's Basketball (1) - Chardonae Fuqua'
Equestrian (3) - Mary Brown, Kaylyn Paulsen, Paige Parker
Golf (4) - Andreas Gjesteby, Annette Lyche, Natalia Perez, Lauren Taylor
Soccer (3) - Katie Daigle, McKenna Martin, Hadley Young
Softball (4) - Sydney Betke, Robin Landrith *, Heather Stearns, Justine Young
Tennis (1) - Julian Lenz
Track & Field (11) - Haleigh Blackwell, Matthew Cochran *, JR Hardy, Chris McElroy *, Felix Obi, Jenna Pfeiffer, Kyle Scanlan, Kaylyn Schultz, Gretta Smith, Angela Tharpe, Katherine Zabilski *
Volleyball (6) - Krissi Fitzpatrick, Sam Hill, Laura Jones, Mackenzie Mayo, Adrien Richburg, Amy Rosenbaum
*Indicates nominated with a 4.00 GPA